Tyco International Ltd (TYC): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

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Tyco International ( TYC) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Tyco International fell $0.43 (-1.2%) to $35.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,573,398 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,612,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.22-$35.88 after having opened the day at $35.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.68. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Cenveo ( CVO), down 13.5%, Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 11.8%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), down 11.0% and FTI Consulting ( FCN), down 10.5%.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, WageWorks ( WAGE), up 19.1%, Mistras Group ( MG), up 12.8%, PowerSecure International ( POWR), up 10.9% and Consolidated Graphics ( CGX), up 8.5% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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